April 11th Rip Tour of Port Phillip HeadsTour of Port Phillip Heads on board the ferry boat Peninsula Princess. Enjoy an afternoon out on the water whilst learning about the navigation guides, tides and other points of interest. We've upgraded to a larger boat. More information and bookings https://www.orcv.org.au/training/rip-tour-of-port-phillip-heads
April 24th - West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint 3
These Category 3 races start in daylight at Queenscliff and are just over 50nm aimed at having you and your crew home that night. A great way to experience sailing outside the heads. Enter the race here https://www.orcv.org.au/about-the-series
May 22nd Apollo Bay Race - Sail in Company
For 68 years, the ORCV has sailed in company on the Great Ocean Road "Sail" to Apollo Bay. The last ocean and coastal race in the 2020/21 season. This Category 3, 52nm race is sure to be popular. Entries have just opened here https://www.orcv.org.au/apollo-bay-about-the-race
June 5th & 6th Safety and Sea Survival (SSS)
2 day full or 1 day refresher SSS course. 50% of crew 4+autopilot and fully crewed boats and 100% on double-handed require SSS certification With the Australian Sailing extension due to expire on June 30th it's time to review you and your crew needs. https://www.orcv.org.au/training/safety-sea-survival-course-sssc
The Ronstan Band will be playing on Thursday 1st April, our last Twilight Sailing evening of the season - we encourage all members to come and get involved and support MYC member Tim Melville, his brother Tony and the band who will be rockin after Twilight Sailing, starting from 6.30pm!
Sponsor Offer to Members!!
Club Sponsor Nepean Optical are offering all members a discount on Maui Jim Sunglasses!
Maui Jim sunglasses feature polarised Plus 2 technology, which wipes out glare that allows you to see the world in truly vibrant, glare free colour. The result is visual acuity, contrast and colour that is unrivalled.
Visit Nepean Optical Rosebud yourself to experience the Maui Jim difference.
Remember to mention the Mornington Yacht club to receive your member discount!
Last Thursdays Twilight Sail
We have received some absolutely amazing photos from last Thursday nights sail! - click here to view and go to our facebook page to check out Alan Dillon's photo's he took which are displayed on his "Peninsula Sports Photography" page. There are some great photo's of most boats that sailed!
The bad news is that Twilight Sailing is coming to an end (last one 1st April) - but the good news is that our "Friday Night Members Draw" will be starting again!! watch this space for more details.....
March 25th, 2021
Would you like to join our dedicated group of volunteers?
We are looking for Sunday volunteers along with extra help on Wednesdays & Fridays.
Please contact Mick Daddo on 0407 325 267
Glenys Neate - Vale
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Glenys Neate who passed away on Sunday night.
Glenys has been associated with Mornington Yacht Club for 55+ years, regularly taking Trevor down for Sabot sailing on Sunday mornings.
She was a member for 43 years, and was elected for a life membership along with her late husband Alf in 1991.
Glenys enjoyed attending our monthly ladies lunches, and other social events catching up with club friends. She was also regular on Thursday nights.
Our thoughts are with Gary, Linda, Trevor and their families at this very sad time.
Rest in peace Glenys xxx
Get Active Kids Voucher Program
Get Active Kids Voucher Program -
Open for entries until 11 April 2021
The Vic State Government are running a "Get Active Kids Voucher Program" helping eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and recreation activities by reimbursing the cost of membership and registration fees, uniforms and equipment. Eligible children may be able to receive up to $200 each. To find out more - click here For program guidelines - click here
10 Free Tickets for MYC members!
10 x FREE General Admission Tickets
MYC has 10 FREE General Admission Tickets to Neds Mornington Cup Day on Saturday 20 March.
Click on this link and enter the following promo code: MORCMYC
Tickets available on a first come first served basis so hurry!
Don't mind if I do.....
Thank you again to our fantastic team of volunteers over the weekend. It was a huge team effort of too many to list.
When tested with a storm cell on Saturday the strength of the team was impressive, and again with the efficiency of 16 races on Sunday in just over 3 hours!
Our BBQ volunteers did an amazing job keeping everyone full - thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
The Footy Tipping Competition is up and running and this year we are going online!!
As always please get involved. Please invite as many MYC members as possible - the more competitors, the more intense the competition!
If you are hesitant to join because you don’t know that much about footy, then fear less and get involved, you probably won’t be worse than me!
To enter the comp refer to these details: Go to tipping.afl.com.au
Alternatively you can join comp and do tips in the official AFL app or click here for the direct link
The competition rules and regulations are as follows:
Good Luck & if you have any questions please contact the office
Click here to view
New Partnership Announcement
We are pleased to announce our new partnership with "Octagon Removals & Storage" who are super keen to support our Junior's in the club.
Based in Elite Way, Mornington Octagon started servicing the Mornington Peninsula in 2010 when it was established by Stephen, dad to the current owner Jack with younger brother, Ben currently learning his trade. Jack, the company owner took over the business in 2019 allowing his dad to concentrate on quotations and fishing!
Put simply "if you need it moved Octagon will arrange to move it!"
Stephen is offering all MYC members a 10% discount across their range of services, including their "Octibox" which gets delivered to you, you fill and then it gets taken to their new facility in Elite Way for storage.
Click here to view the pdf version of the Octibox flyer, and for more information please visit their website .
We welcome Stephen, Jack and Ben to the club and we hope to introduce them to the world of sailing!
Port Fairy Race or Rally - 2nd April 2021
In response to allow for more sailing, we invite you to join in the Race or Rally to Port Fairy this coming Easter. The rally will commence Thursday and Race on Good Friday. Nestled at the end of the Great Ocean Road, Port Fairy is a quaint seaside village. Tie up in the safe harbour of the Moyne River and enjoy the hospitality of the Port Fairy Yacht Club and its surrounds. More details can be found here www.orcv.org.au
Bowman Essentials – Master the Pointy End of the Boat – New course
“Master the bow position and you will always have a boat to sail on. Skill up and be confident and you can go places with it”
This new course is for all those who would like to transition from off the beach sailing or already sailing on keelboats grow their confidence.
The core objectives of this course are to:
West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint, Race 3 – April 24th
Short and sweet with a daylight start. Try sailing outside the heads, develop your crew and boat with these 55nm courses which start in daylight and will have you home that evening. Entries are open here https://www.orcv.org.au/about-the-series
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